Simon Rolfes

  • Date of birth : 21/01/1982
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Germany Germany
 
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Simon Rolfes

Simon Rolfes

A Bayer 04 Leverkusen stalwart for the past seven seasons, Simon Rolfes is a defensive midfielder who also attacks with relish. A runner-up at UEFA EURO 2008, where he played two matches for Germany, he missed the 2010 FIFA World Cup through injury but has re-entered coach Joachim Löw's plans with some strong displays in 2011/12.

• Joined SV Werder Bremen in his late teens but could not break out of the amateur ranks, despite a spell at second division SSV Reutlingen 05.

• A bystander in Bremen's league and cup double triumph of 2003/04, he left for TSV Alemannia Aachen, where he enjoyed an impressive season in the second tier and the UEFA Cup, leading to recruitment by Leverkusen.

• Became a pivotal member of Rhinelanders' first XI from day one and scored his first Bundesliga goal in a local derby versus 1. FC Köln on 21 September 2005.

• Missed only three Bundesliga games in his first four seasons at Leverkusen and also helped the club reach the UEFA Cup quarter-finals two years running.

• Won his first cap for Germany against Denmark in March 2007 and went to UEFA EURO 2008, where he made his first two starts since that debut, in the quarter-final versus Portugal and the last four against Turkey.

• Career progress was halted by a serious knee injury in 2009/10, forcing him to miss the 2010 World Cup, but he was back to his best in the autumn of 2011, enjoying a successful debut UEFA Champions League campaign for Leverkusen and winning a recall to the national side for a succession of friendlies, including a 3-3 draw against Ukraine in which he scored.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: runner-up 2008

Last updated: 02/03/12 11.25CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/10/2014 02:20 CET
15.08.2014German DFB CupFirst roundSV Alemannia WaldalgesheimSV Alemannia Waldalgesheim0-6LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
23.08.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-2LeverkusenLeverkusen6200
27.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsLeverkusenLeverkusen4-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn6500
30.08.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen4-2HerthaHertha6800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Simon Rolfes
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 21/01/1982 (32)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Leverkusen ( GER)

  • Height: 189cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    03/10/02: Bremen 8-0 Metalurh Donetsk
  • National team: UEFA European Under-18 Championship (Preliminary round)
    12/10/00: France 4-2 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Germany60
Germany U-1841
Total101

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Leverkusen183
Total183
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Leverkusen402
Aachen70
Bremen10
Total482
Last updated: 28/08/2014 01:08 CET
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